Facts About Kansas: A Book For Home-Seekers And Home-Builders, Statistics From State And National Reports, Farm Lands, Grazing Lands, Fruit Lands (Classic Reprint).pdf
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
By: Missouri Pacific Railway Company (Author)
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Kansas is the navel of the nation.
Diagonals drawn from Duluth to Galveston: from Washington to San Francisco: from Tallahasse to Olympia: from Sacramento to Augusta, intersect at its center.
Kansas is the nucleus of our political system, around which its forces assemble: to which its energies converge: and from which its energies radiate to the remotest circumference.
Kansas is the focus of freedom, where the rays of heat and light concentrated into a flame that melted the manacles of the slave, and cauterized the heresies of State Sovereignty and disunion.
Kansas is the core and kernel of the country, containing the germs of its growth, and the quickening ideas essential to its perpetuity.
The history of Kansas is written in capitals. It is punctuated with exclamation-points. Its verbs are imperative. Its adjectives are superlative. The commonplace and the prosaic are not defined in its lexicon. Its statistics can be stated only in the language of hyperbole.
The aspiration of Kansas is to reach the unattainable: its dream is the realization of the impossible. Alexander wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. Kansas, having vanquished all competitors, smiles complacently as she surpasses from year to year her own triumphs in growth and glory. Other States could be spared without irreparable bereavement, but Kansas is indispensable to the joy, the inspiration, and the improvement of the world.
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